Australia Issued Stamp on Tommy Hunter

\"canadaCanada’s Country Gentleman honoured at a public celebration in London on 31st July 2014 to mark his Canada Post stamp of approval.Hunter moved back to London after ending his touring career at what is now the Budweiser Gardens’ RBC Theatre on his 75th birthday, March 20, 2012.Also being honoured with stamps are Shania Twain, k.d. lang, Quebec’s Renee Martel and Hank Snow, the Nova Scotia star who was a big influence on the young Hunter.Born in London, Hunter began playing guitar when he was a boy of nine attending Ealing elementary school. He idolized such country music stars of the 1940s as U.S. legend Roy Acuff and Canada’s Snow.By the mid-1950s, Hunter had moved to Toronto. He made his mark quickly. In 1956, he was a member of CBC-TV’s Country Hoedown. Nine years later, he had his own show, which the CBC cancelled in the early 1990s.The Hunter stamp was designed by Roy White of Subplot Design. Issue date for the Canadian Country Artists stamps is July 31.

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